Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorSpargo, Peteren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLaugksch, Rüdiger Christianen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-04T16:49:39Z
dc.date.available2016-03-04T16:49:39Z
dc.date.issued1996en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. [331]-349.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study was conducted against the background of immediate post-apartheid South Africa in which the social upliftment and improvement of living conditions of all South Africans is regarded as of the highest priority. In a science- and technology-orientated world, science and technology is inextricably linked to this process. The purposes of this study were (a) to determine the level of scientific literacy of matriculants entering tertiary education in the Western Cape for the first time; (b) to describe patterns of scientific literacy levels with respect to selected demographic and other student background variables; and (c) to ascertain which student background variables appear to have the most influence in determining whether matriculants are scientifically literate or not. A survey was deemed to be appropriate for answering the above research questions. Underpinning the study was the development of a pool of scientific literacy test-items, from which a criterion-referenced, reliable, valid, and composite scientific literacy test instrument - the Test of Basic Scientific Literacy - could be constructed.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationLaugksch, R. C. (1996). <i>Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17497en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationLaugksch, Rüdiger Christian. <i>"Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17497en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationLaugksch, R. 1996. Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Laugksch, Rüdiger Christian AB - This exploratory study was conducted against the background of immediate post-apartheid South Africa in which the social upliftment and improvement of living conditions of all South Africans is regarded as of the highest priority. In a science- and technology-orientated world, science and technology is inextricably linked to this process. The purposes of this study were (a) to determine the level of scientific literacy of matriculants entering tertiary education in the Western Cape for the first time; (b) to describe patterns of scientific literacy levels with respect to selected demographic and other student background variables; and (c) to ascertain which student background variables appear to have the most influence in determining whether matriculants are scientifically literate or not. A survey was deemed to be appropriate for answering the above research questions. Underpinning the study was the development of a pool of scientific literacy test-items, from which a criterion-referenced, reliable, valid, and composite scientific literacy test instrument - the Test of Basic Scientific Literacy - could be constructed. DA - 1996 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1996 T1 - Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa TI - Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17497 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/17497
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationLaugksch RC. Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1996 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17497en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Educationen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherScience - Study and teaching (Higher) - South Africa - Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subject.otherScience - Examinations - Design and construction - South Africa - Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subject.otherEducational tests and measurements - South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleDevelopment of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africaen_ZA
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